Appreciative Inquiry: Building on Strengths for Integrating Information Technology in Schools

  • Megan Tschannen-MoranEmail author
  • Mark Hofer
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Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE)


Appreciative inquiry is both a philosophy and a process for fostering individual and whole-system change by focusing on strengths and what is going well rather than on dwelling on problems, gaps, or discrepancies. It provides IT leaders with a helpful lens to engender conversations and a shared vision to consider what IT efforts might uniquely support teachers and students.


Appreciative inquiry Technology integration Innovation Imagine Design thinking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.William & Mary School of EducationWilliamsburgUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Sara Dexter
    • 1
  1. 1.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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